Still Learning to Read (Second Edition)

Teaching Students in Grades 3-6

In the decade since the first edition of Still Learning to Read was published, the prevalence of testing and the Common Core State Standards have changed what is expected of both teachers and students.

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In the decade since the first edition of Still Learning to Read was published, the prevalence of testing and the Common Core State Standards have changed what is expected of both teachers and students.

The new edition of Still Learning to Read focuses on the needs of students in grades 3–6 in all aspects of reading workshop, including read-aloud, classroom design, digital tools, fiction, nonfiction, and close reading. The book stays true to its original beliefs of slo...read more

About the Author(s)

Franki currently teaches third graders in Dublin, Ohio She has worked in elementary schools for over 25 years as a classroom teacher, a Reading Support Teacher, a curriculum support teacher and a school librarian. She blogs regularly at A Year of Reading (readingyear.blogspot.com) and she is also a regular contributor to Choice Literacy.

Karen Szymusiak recently retired as a principal in the Dublin City Schools. As principal, she had the unique opportunity to open a new elementary school in her district. Throughout her career she has also been an elementary teacher and a coordinator of curriculum and intstruction assisting teachers in developing thoughtful and purposeful learning experiences for children. She blogs at Talkworthy (talkworthy.blogspot.com).

Table of Contents

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  • Contents
  • Foreword by Colby Sharp
  • Acknowledgments
  • Chapter 1: Teaching Reading in the Upper Elementary Classroom
  • Part 1: Making the Most of Time and Space
  • Chapter 2: Being Intentional About Classroom Library Design
  • Chapter 3: Preparing for Thoughtful Instruction Before Our Students Enter the Classroom
  • Chapter 4: Slowing Down During the First Six Weeks
  • Chapter 5: Grouping Beyond Levels
  • Part 2: Threads of Learning Throughout the Year
  • Chapter 6: Read Aloud to Foster Writing and Conversations That Grow Thinking
  • Chapter 7: Intentional Reading Choices Throughout the Year
  • Chapter 8: Text Complexity: Scaffolding for Reading Fiction
  • Chapter 9: Text Complexity: Scaffolding for Reading Nonfiction
  • Chapter 10: The Role of Close Reading in Grades 3-6
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix
  • References
  • Index

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Product Details

Grade Range: 3-6
Media: 248 pp/paper
Published: 08/2016
Item No: WEB-1026
ISBN: 978-1-62531-026-2

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